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Senior Buyer - 31920

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 30/01/2017
  • Duration: on going
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The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:
Senior Buyer, Managing supplier relationships and supplier performance. Drive continuous improvement within area of responsibility. Deliver LEAP Cost Targets (cost savings) on current business and cost avoidance on future programmes. Work as part of a matched trio with the climate engineering & cost engineering in strategy development. Work with manufacturing, capacity team and MP&L to understand constraints. Remain abreast of industry environment to identify potential risks & opportunities to the business

3 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED
1) Proven track record in a purchasing or other commercial negotiating environment. Strong sense of `business acumen' and analytical skills. Understands total cost of acquisition impact and end customer value relationship. Negotiation
2) Strong teamwork skills. Project management skills. Strong stakeholder management and relationship management skills and experience
3) Excellent communication skills with the ability to converse at all levels of the organisation and with external suppliers/customers. Ability to be highly organised and continually focus on attention to detail. Degree desired and/or CIPS qualified

Experience Required: Ideally the successful candidate will have CIPS or a degree or equivalent in engineering, supply chain, business or technical field. The successful candidate will demonstrate progressive experience in purchasing, supply management activities.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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